Starting with Continuous Improvement
First step in Continuous improvement is dissatisfaction with the status quo; it means always asking why productivity can’t be increased, why stocks are necessary, or whether there aren’t better ways to do things
Foundation of Lean: Identification & Elimination of Waste
The foundation of Lean is based upon in simple goal of identification and elimination of waste in all work activities.
Using VSM to identify waste
Value stream mapping (VSM) is a technique to identify waste (non value adding activities). VSM was taken from the Toyota Production System (TPS) method called “Material and Information Flow Mapping”